Ricciardo set for F1 demo in Perth

Daniel Ricciardo will take part in a post-season Formula 1 demo in his home town of Perth, Western Australia, later this year.

Ricciardo will drive the Red Bull Racing RB7 that Sebastian Vettel won the 2011 World Championship with at the Perth Speed Fest on December 13.

The event will be held at the Kwinana Motorplex drag racing complex, and according to organisers will be modelled on the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK.

“There’s nothing in Australia quite like it,” said event producer Emma Stenhouse.

“To see our local hero Daniel Ricciardo in an F1 car racing in Perth, as well as racing and demonstrations of motocross, rallying, bikes, drags and V8s – alongside a huge showcase of historic, classic and majestic cars – will be exciting.”

Ricciardo will be joined by 1980 F1 World Champion Alan Jones, V8 Supercars driver Will Davison, and MotoGP rider jack Miller.

It won’t be Ricciardo’s first home appearance in an F1 car; back in 2010 he joined Mark Webber for F1 demo laps of Barbagallo Raceway as part of the Perth Festival of Speed.

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